The Gardener's Guide to Growing Salvias

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David & Charles, 1999 - Gardening - 160 pages
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The salvia genus is large with over 700 species and hundreds of garden-worthy cultivars. This text presents a comprehensive grower's guide which explores the scope salvias provide for use in the garden. The text includes descriptions of around 150 species which reveal shrubs as dissimilar as S. officinalis and S. microphylla, perennials, ground cover plants and container plants. Salvia has a lengthy history reaching back to earliest man and its herbal, culinary and botanical features are explored fully. Advice on cultivation, propagation and suggested species for particular sites completes the picture.

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About the author (1999)

John Sutton taught horticulture for many years, most recently at Pershore College in the UK. His time as a teacher heightened his interest in Compositae, among other families. A long-time writer for British gardening magazines, he also contributed to such important garden references as The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. He is a well-respected commentator in trade publications on new flowering plant introductions.

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